Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Once You Know, You Newegg

I was just Google-Mapping a route and location in Vancouver, BC from Seattle when I noticed something that was not on the web service pages yesterday:

Googlesat1

Google just added satellite imagery to their entire Google Maps web app! Go try it - it's pretty amazing! Below are the standard Google map, same resolution satellite imagery, and a surprisingly excellent full zoom image (with my own handwritten notations, thanks to the new Tablet PC Experience Pack).

That Keyhole acquisition is paying off.

Googlesat2a

Googlesat2

Googlesat3



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Tuesday, April 05, 2005 12:34:07 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Wednesday, April 06, 2005 8:07:59 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I agree, this is awesome. I posted about it as soon as I saw it, and talked about it extensively in my podcast yesterday.

You know, it's a small world. I had no idea you were located in Hillsboro. I saw your screenshots, which looked quite familiar. I live in Beaverton, work in Hillsboro, but for two years, I attended school in the UoP building across from yours. :-)

Check out my site and podcast at www.tinyscreenfuls.com. Maybe we'll run into each other at the next Portland Nerd Dinner, or other geeky event (Podcasting Meetup, etc.)! :-)
Friday, April 08, 2005 4:07:12 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Way too cool! You gotta love the web interfaces that Google builds. Too bad it's only USA maps for now.

One thing they should add is overlaying the map and the satelite image. I just found out that there is a service on the Web that provides just that, maps, satelite image and both overlayed, for the area I live/work in.

Too bad I can't link to an image, but if you want to play, you have my address. The user interface is anything but intuitive, though:
http://www.tim-online.nrw.de/tim/LVermA/index.html
Florian Zschocke
Monday, November 13, 2006 3:06:06 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I don't know how this satellite mapping works but it sounds great
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